Labneh Dip With Sizzled Scallions and Chile

Labneh Dip With Sizzled Scallions and Chile

In this very high-brow version of ranch dressing, adapted from "Nothing Fancy" by Alison Roman (Clarkson Potter, 2019), scalliony chile oil gets sizzled with cilantro stems (or chives) and swirled into thick, lemony labneh. If you can find green garlic, which tends to be hyperseasonal, use that or even ramps in place of the scallions. Serve with raw vegetables for dipping, as a spread with crackers or flatbread, or alongside roasted lamb or vegetables.
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  • Serves: 2 persons



  1. Step 1

    Heat the olive oil, scallions, red-pepper flakes and cilantro in a small pot over medium-low heat. Cook, swirling occasionally, until the scallions and red-pepper flakes start to visually and audibly sizzle and frizzle and turn the oil a bright, fiery orange. Remove from the heat, and let cool enough to taste without burning your mouth, then season with salt and pepper.
  2. Step 2

    Combine the labneh and lemon juice in a medium bowl, and season with salt and pepper. Spoon into a bowl and swirl in the sizzled scallion mixture. Top with extra cilantro, if you like.